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Irene Smit - Author

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Keep What You Love

Keep What You Love

Author: Irene Smit, van der Hulst, Editors of FLOW Magazine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2020

A charming checklist for decluttering. In this whimsical yet practical guide to sorting through the too-much-stuff of modern life, the premise is simple: on each page, a delightful illustration of items that fill our lives--novelty ice cube trays, a manual typewriter, game pieces, that souvenir snow globe. And beneath each drawing, two little checkboxes: Yes and No. Look at the object. Note your response. Act accordingly! Additionally, the book is filled with dozens of tips and ideas for what to do with things that may be hard to part with, like children's artwork. An inspiring gift!

My Perfectly Imperfect Life

My Perfectly Imperfect Life

Author: Irene Smit, Astrid van der Hulst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2019

There are prompts for easing up on self-criticism: What would you say to a friend who's having a hard time? Can you extend that same empathy to yourself? For slowing down and worrying less about accomplishments: Make a to-do list of non-urgent things, like giving your cat a cuddle. And when something goes wrong, measure it on a playful scale from The world is ending! to It could happen to anyone to There may even be a silver lining. Throughout, charming illustrations by Dutch illustrator Karen Weening capture sweet, relatable moments of imperfection - like a yogi turning right in class when everyone else is going left, or a woman taking a perfect selfie amid the messy backdrop of her room. A thoughtful gift with a validating message, it's a tool to help journalling enthusiasts, friends, sisters, or moms embrace self-care with joy.

Know Yourself

Know Yourself

Author: Irene Smit, Astrid van der Hulst, Editors of FLOW Magazine Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/11/2018

Incisive questions can inspire self-reflection, spark ideas, and, best of all, reveal surprising truths. From Flow, the champions of meditating on life's simple pleasures, here's a book of 165 creative questions, some sweet, some silly, some unexpectedly provocative, that will open the mind to deeper self-knowledge. There are no right answers - the point is simply to stay curious and stay open to learning about oneself or a friend, partner, or roommate. There are questions to prompt memories: How many homes have you lived in? To fuel a fantasy life: Which historical event do you wish you could have seen with your own eyes? To tap into your sense of adventure: What's the wildest thing you've ever done? To remind you to live in the present: What were the three best things that happened today? To celebrate your strength: When have you stood up for yourself? A signature Flow book in its mindful theme and charming, colourful aesthetic with vibrant patterns and hand-lettering, Know Yourself is a pleasure to browse through and share.

The Big Book of Less

The Big Book of Less

Author: Irene Smit, Astrid van der Hulst, Editors of FLOW Magazine Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/11/2018

Combining the hands-on activity and beautiful production value that made A Book That Takes Its Time a bestseller, with 204,000 copies in print, The Big Book of Less presents a message that will be equally embraced: how paring down allows us to live not just lighter, but better. And it's a book that approaches less in a fresh, new way, addressing mental and spiritual decluttering as well, with tips on cleaning out the extra stuff in our heads to create more room for what we actually enjoy. Read about how doing less - less work, less internet browsing - allows us to reclaim time for relaxation and meditation. How talking less leaves more time for listening. Sprinkled throughout are Flow's signature paper goodies that mix the fun of learning with the fun of putting ideas into action: a just-one-thought-a-day diary helps nurture a daily habit of worrying less; tear-out Expressionist art posters inspire less scheduling; a tiny, foldable paper house underscores the appeal of living minimally; and more. A perfect gift for anyone who would breathe easier from scaling back and relish the freedom of letting go.

Everything Grows with Love

Everything Grows with Love

Author: Irene Smit, Astrid van der Hulst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2017

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